Friday, November 07, 2008

Christmas Project Suggestion

This is about the time of year that Sunday School classes and church small groups begin to think about what to do for a group Christmas project--do I have a suggestion for you, especially if you are part of a Presbyterian congregation in the Synod of the Sun.

SCRAPCE (South Central Region of the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators) is sponsoring the IKE Classroom Recovery Project to help congregations devastated by the storm rebuild and re-equip their Christian Education space.

Remember IKE???? We sure do.

Congregations that will be assisted by the project are First Presbyterian, Galveston; Emmanuel Presbyterian, Galveston; West Isle Presbyterian, Galveston; and Hurricane Gustav-damaged Baker Presbyterian, Baker, Louisiana.

Donors can elect to fund all or part of a classroom and will be put in touch with the recipient congregation so they can share prayers and develop relationships as well as send money. SCRAPCE will match the donors with congregations to ensure that the funds are spread equitably.

For more information about the project and how to participate, go to the Hurricane Ike Recovery page on the New Covenant Presbytery website. Scroll down to the middle of the page to the Classroom Recovery Project links.


Mary M said...

Thanks, Jody, for helping to spread the word. We received our first check today - one share of one classroom. And here is the thing friends - what a wonderful way to connect with those who have experienced great loss across the wider, connectional church. This connection is not about structures per se - it is about a structure helping people to connect in prayers and compassion.

Becky Ardell Downs said...

great idea-- was Westminster, Galv not affected?

Quotidian Grace said...

Becky--Westminste Galveston fared very well, amazingly enough and don't need this assistance. I saw their pastor this weekend at an installation and he said only a couple of families were not back yet because their homes weren't habitable.